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Eleanor Russo McFadden

AGE: 82 • Wilmington, DE

Eleanor R. McFadden, 82, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2016, in Wilmington, DE.

Ellie was born in Wilmington, DE, to the late Sabatino and Eleanor Russo. She graduated from P.S. duPont High School in 1951. After completing studies at Immaculata Junior College in Washington, D.C., she earned a degree in education from the University of Delaware in 1956. She taught for several years at Warner Elementary School in Wilmington.

As a result of a mix-up, she met her future husband, John McFadden, whom she married in 1959. They had many happy years together until his death in 2013. They raised their five children in Wilmington.

After raising her family, she managed Group Sales at Delaware Park until she retired. She really enjoyed working with the groups and her colleagues at Delaware Park. She also had a lifelong enjoyment of the theater, ice skating, and the Jersey shore, but loved most spending time with family and friends.

Ellie is survived by her children: Catherine, Gregory, Coreen, Bridget and Matthew; her sisters Corinne Youngling and Janice Rubay; sister-in-law Barbara Russo and brother-in-law Wil Strong; her brother-in-law James (Nancy) and sisters-in-law Mary Leies, Ann McFadden, OSF, and Lois McFadden; and, her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, John, her brother Sabatino and sister Sandy; brothers-in-law Theodore Youngling, Joseph Rubay and Dennis McFadden; and, sisters-in-law Margaret and Agnes McFadden.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 26 at 11 am at St. Mary of the Assumption R.C. Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday at the church from 10-11 am. Ellie will be buried privately at a later date.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2016
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